Monday, November 07, 2005


California votes on several Propositions on Tuesday.

Proposition 73 Amends California Constitution, defining and prohibiting abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent/guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver. Mandates reporting requirements. Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation..

A YES vote on this measure means:
The California Constitution would be changed to require that a physician notify, with certain exceptions, a parent or legal guardian of a pregnant minor at least 48 hours before performing an abortion.
A NO vote on this measure means:
Minors would continue to receive abortion services to the same extent as adults. Physicians performing abortions for minors would not be subject to notification requirements.

For crying out loud if my daughter fails a quiz or a test she has to have it sighed by my wife or me. Is it too much to ask a doctor to call a parent or guardian before he or she performs an abortion on a minor?

I try not to get too political on the No Agenda Zone but good grief.


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unca said...

You'll get no argument from me on this one.

blogball said...

73: Minor's pregnancy

Yes: 3,130,062 47.4
No: 3,465,629 52.6

Unfortunately this proposition went down to defeat. I suppose the no votes are trying to protect the young girls that are afraid to face their parents and have no place to turn when they get pregnant. So to protect young girls from back alley abortions or self-mutilation most people in California voted no.
What a sad state of affairs.